Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Giratina EX -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Giratina EX Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Giratina EX and Giratina EX Full Art from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Giratina EX is a basic, EX, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called Renegade Pulse and says that all effects of attacks done by Mega Evolution Pokemon to Giratina EX are prevented.  Besides the Ability, Giratina just has one move called Chaos Wheel, this move requires four energy cards to use, two colorless and one each of psychic and grass, and does 100 damage, plus it locks tool, special energy and stadium cards the next turn, meaning your opponent can't use any of them.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Giratina EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this about Giratina EX, the number one reason you would want to use this card in a deck is for its Ability and preventing Mega Pokemon from attacking.  So, almost regardless of the type of deck you're building, if you want to counter Mega Pokemon, this Giratina card is a must, especially if you're facing a deck with a majority of Mega EX cards.  You could just keep this card on your bench to prevent your opponent from using their Mega EX cards at all, or set up this card on the bench and move it to the active Pokemon spot doing 100 damage a turn and preventing your opponent from using a lot of their cards each turn.  The only down side of Giratina is that its only move requires two distinct types of energy cards which doesn't make for the easiest use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set and one that will see major usage in the metagame if Mega EX cards continue to be extremely popular.  Not only is this card a great counter to those cards, but if you can fit two types of energy cards into your deck, this card can do major damage every single turn.  So if you're building a deck, this card is definitely worth a look.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Giratina EX from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Goomy, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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How many total Giratina EX cards are there in the English TCG?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Giri Venkatesh said...

There are four

Giri Venkatesh

Venkatesh Ask said...

Four Giratina EX Cards

Cabal said...

There are a total of 4 Giratina EX cards (2 regular art, 2 Full Art) in the English TCG which are Giratina EX (92/124, Rare Holo ex) and Giratina EX Full Art (124/124, Rare Secret) from Dragons Exalted and Giratina EX (57/98, Rare Holo ex) and Giratina EX Full Art (93/98) from Ancient Origins.


coolniz said...

There are total four cards in the english tcg(2 regular and 2 holo)
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Vanessa Buda said...



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joaopedrogdd said...

4 (four) different Giratina EX cards!

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Kai Tung Ng said...

There are four Giratina EX cards in the English TCG in total. Those cards are from: BW6 Dragons Exalted (Regular print: 92/124 & Full Art: 124/124) and XY7 Ancient Origins (Regular print: 57/98 & Full Art: 93/98).

Kai Tung Ng

abrar sarwar said...

There are two giratina ex

Both also having a Full art print so that count as a total of 4 giratina ex

(I dont think that lvl x are included in ex category)



blackworld7 said...



Niruth Kashyap said...

There are four Giratina EX cards in the English TCG - two from Dragons Exalted and two from Ancient Origins.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


BlazeBoy45 said...

There are four English Giratina EX cards.


Brayden Morris said...

There is the Ancient Origins 57 version, in full art and regular holo, as well as the older Dragons Exalted 92 Giratina, which has a full art and regular print.

So 4 total

Brayden Morris

TheRaybaybayy said...

There are 4 total.

Martin T said...


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Brett Swope said...

There are 4
Brett Swope

Chasista said...

4 of them


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Brayden Morris for winning!